Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli (/ˈrɑːdʒəmaʊlɪ/ RAH-jə-mow-li; wasborn 10 October 1973 is an Indian film director and screenwriter who primarily works in Telugu cinema. He is the highest paid director in India, and is known for his action, fantasy, and epic genre films.
His films Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), and RRR (2022) are among the top five highest grossing films in India. All three films were also the most expensive Indian films ever made at the time of their release.
His awards include a New York Film Critics Circle Award, two Saturn Awards, three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South, and five Nandi Awards. In 2016, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, for his contributions to the field of Art.
Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli, popularly known as SS Rajamouli, is a film director and screenwriter who is known for his works in the Telugu film industry. SS Rajamouli is making headlines for his latest movie RRR which has smashed box office records on day one of its release.
Directed by RRR, RRR became India’s highest-ever grossing movie, beating the records set by Baahubali 2. Interestingly, Baahubali 2 has also been directed by SS Rajamouli.
Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli Personal Life
SS Rajamouli was born on 10 October 1973 in Amareshwara Camp in Raichur district (present-day Karnataka state) to K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and Raja Nandini. His father is a screenwriter while his mother was a housewife. The 48-year-old received his initial education in Kovvur and moved to Eluru for higher education.
S. S. Rajamouli Career
SS Rajamouli started his career with ETV under the guidance of K. Raghavendra Rao. He initially directed Telugu soap operas and later directed the TV series Santhi Nivasam.
Student No.1 was his debut movie as a director. His second movie, Simhadri, was released after a gap of two years. His third film Sye was based on a rugby game and was the first of its kind movie in Tollywood. His next project was Chatrapati.
His 2006 film Vikramarkudu was a box office hit and was remade in several Indian languages such as Kannada (Vikramarkudu), Tamil (Siruthai), and Hindi (Rowdy Rathore).
Yamadonga, his next movie, was a critically acclaimed one. Rajamouli’s Magadheera became the highest-grossing Telugu film at the end of its theatrical run. The film won several awards including the National National Film Award for Best Choreography.
His favourite film, among the ones which he had directed, is the 2010 action comedy film Maryada Ramanna. The film has been remade in several languages, including Hindi.
Next was Eega, which was received well by critics, won several awards in Indian and overseas awards. Further, the film was screened in international film festivals.
His action movie, Baahubali: The Beginning, became the second highest-grossing Indian film of all time, and the highest-grossing Indian film of all time within India. The film which was shot using a digital camera received several awards and accolades both in India and overseas. It was also screened at several international film festivals. Its making was featured in a documentary by BBC, directed by Sanjeev Bhaskar, to commemorate 100 Years of Indian Cinema.
Its sequence, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, broke several box office records and became the highest ever grossing movie in India.
His latest movie, RRR, has surpassed the records set by Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The movie is based on the lives of Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitaram Raju and Komaram Bheem. The Rs. 400 crore movie features NTR Jr, Alia Bhatt, Ram Charan, and Ajay Devgn.
SS Rajamouli has committed to collaborating with actor Mahesh Babu for his next project shooting which is expected to begin this year. He has also expressed his intention to direct a movie based on Mahabharata.
SS Rajamouli Movies List
Below is the list of movies that have been directed by SS Rajamouli.
1- Student No.1 (2001)
2- Simhadri (2003)
3- Sye (2004)
4- Chatrapathi (2005)
5- Vikramarkudu (2006)
6- Yamadonga (2007)
7- Magadheera (2009)
8- Maryada Ramanna (2010)
9- Eega (2012)
10- Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
11- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
12- RRR (2022)
The below list consists of the movies in which SS Rajamouli acted, choreographed, narrated, or produced.
1- Sye (Nalla Balu’s henchman)
2- Rainbow (cameo)
3- Rajanna (choreographed action scenes)
4- Eega (narrator; biker)
5- Andala Rakshasi (producer)
6- Baahubali: The Beginning (sprit seller)
7- Manju (cameo)
8- Radhe Shyam (Narrator)
9- RRR (cameo)
SS Rajamouli TV shows
1- Shaanthi Nivasam (2000)
2- Yuva (2008)
3- Come on India (2010)
SS Rajamouli Wife and Children
In 2001, SS Rajamouli married Rama Rajamouli who has worked as a costume designer for most of his films. Rajamouli accepted Rama’s son, Karthikeya, and the couple adopted a daughter, SS Mayookha. His son, SS Karthikeya, is married to Pooja Prasad, Jagapathi Babu’s niece.
SS Rajamouli Religion
SS Rajamouli is an atheist and uses Bhakti as a storytelling element in his movies. However, in May 2017, he and his family visited Mantralayam, a pilgrim village in Andhra Pradesh. He reportedly prayed to village deity Manchalamma and sought the blessings of Raghvendra Swamy.
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S.S. Rajamouli wins Best Director Award for his Telugu action drama
Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli received the Best Director Award at the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) for his Telugu-language epic action drama RRR on Friday.
This is the first international laurel for RRR, starring NTR Jr, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran, which is a fictional story based on the lives of Telugu freedom fighters Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Since its release in March 2022, RRR has collected over Rs 1200 crore worldwide during its theatrical run.
BEST DIRECTOR: S. S. Rajamouli, RRR
— New York Film Critics Circle (@nyfcc) December 2, 2022
The NYFCC, founded in 1935, is the oldest critics’ group in the US, with members from newspapers, magazines and online publications.
The New York Film Critics group met on Friday in New York to announce the names of the recipients of the awards. They will hand out the awards at a dinner ceremony in early January 2023.
SS Rajamouli Honorary Awards
1- BN Reddy National Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
2- Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2016.
3- ANR National Award by Akkineni International Foundation in 2017.
National Film Awards
1- Eega – Best Feature Film in Telugu in 2012.
2- Baahubali: The Beginning – Best Feature Film in 2015.
3- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment in 2017.
Filmfare Awards South
1- Best Director – Telugu for Magadheera in 2009.
2- Best Director – Telugu for Eega in 2012.
3- Best Director – Telugu for Baahubali: The Beginning in 2015.
4- Best Director – Telugu for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in 2017.
Andhra Pradesh State Film Awards – Nandi Awards
1- Best Director for Magadheera in 2009.
2- Best Director for Eega in 2012.
3- Best Director for Baahubali: The Beginning in 2015.
Best Director – Telugu for Baahubali: The Beginning in 2015.
South Indian International Movie Awards
1- Best Director – Telugu for Baahubali: The Beginning in 2015.
2- Best Director – Telugu for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in 2017.
1- Best Director for Magadheera in 2009.
2- Best Director for Baahubali: The Beginning in 2015.
|Full Name||Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli|
|Profession(s)||Actor, Director, Screenwriter|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.77 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9½”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||Chest: 41 Inches
Waist: 34 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Date of Birth||10 October 1973|
|Age (as of 2022)||49 Years|
|Birthplace||Raichur, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Kovvur, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|College||C.R. Reddy College of Engineering, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh|
|Debut||Film Debut: Sye (Telugu, 2004), Eega (Tamil, 2012)
Film Directorial Debut: Student No.1 (Telugu, 2001), Eega (Tamil, 2012)
TV Directorial Debut: Shanti Nivasam (Telugu)
|Family||Father– Koduri Venkata Vijayendra Prasad (Director, Screenwriter)
Mother– Late Raja Nandini
|Hobbies||Writing, playing cricket|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife||Rama Rajamouli (Costume Designer)|
|Children||Daughter– S.S. Mayookha
Son– S.S. Karthikeya
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
Some Interesting Facts About S.S. Rajamouli
- S.S. Rajamouli is the son of famous director & screenwriter Koduri Venkata Vijayendra Prasad.
- Initially, he worked as an assistant to famous director K. Raghavendra Rao.
- He also worked in AVM recording theater.
- He got his first break as a director with the Telugu serial Shanti Nivasam under the assistance of K. Raghavendra Rao.
- He wrote the screenplay of many notable films like Simhadri (2003), Sye (2004), Vikramarkudu (2006), Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), etc.
- He also produced the Telugu film Andala Rakshasi (2012).
- In 2012, he garnered the Star World India Entertainer of the Year award.
- In 2015, his film Baahubali: The Beginning became the highest grossing Indian film in India and became the second highest grossing Indian film globally.
- He won several awards for the movie Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) such as National Film Award for Best Feature Film and 1st IIFA Utsavam & CineMAA Award for Best Director.